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Feb 4, 2013 5:00am EST
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NBC
Feb 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
kyle and a friend yesterday afternoon. last year kyle went public with his story sharing a riveting account on the battlefield in a memoir, "american sniper." at the time he sat down with me to talk about the dangers he confronted on a daily basis in iraq, dangers he could never have imagined facing at home. celebrated for the number of kills he made from behind the scope of his sniper rifle. at least 160. a number chris kyle told me a year ago was not the one he focused on. >> if i could figure out the number of people i saved, that's something i would brag about. >> reporter: after leaving the navy in 2009, he started a security company in his native texas. it was on a shooting range 50 miles out of fort worth that kyle and chad littlefield were shot to death. a former marine arrived with them and killed them with a semiautomatic handgun recovered at his sister's house and confessed to the murder before returning home. >> around 9:00 p.m. they spiked his tires. the vehicle was stopped, and he was apprehended without any scuffle or fight. >> reporter: the sheriff says his understan
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 7:00pm EST
s.e.a.l. and acclaimed military sniper. chris kyle wrote a best-selling book about his life in combat. police are trying to figure out what happened that led to the death of kyle and his friend. cnn's susan candiotti closely following this story for us. susan, what details can you fill us in on? >> reporter: it's just so sad. when legendary navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle and his friend chad littlefield took another marine vet, 25-year-old eddie ray routh, to a gun range, they never managed the weapons could be turned on them. but police say that's exactly what happened. wf kyle and littlefield shot dead multiple times at a remote area of a gun range near ft. worth, texas. police say they were found nearly two hours later by a guide at the range. investigators say routh drove off in kyle's pickup truck and headed to his sister's house. he allegedly told her and his brother who had happened. he left and then his brother and sister called police. when a slew of police officers arrived at his house, routh was in kyle's pickup truck. a hostage negotiator tried to talk him out of
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
range near ft. worth texas. the victims, veteran chris littlefield and chris kyle. kyle was well known to millions of americans. he appeared last year in the nbc reality show stars earn stripes. and he was the author of the best selling book, american sniper. he claimed in the book he carried out more than 150 sniper killings in iraq. he told conan o'brien, iraqi insurgents put a bounty on his head. >> how did they identify who you were? >> when i would go into a house, i would take the top of my uniform off and have my short sleeved shirt on. and you could see my tattoo coming down the arm. they identified that with me and started -- every time someone would be shot by a sniper in the area, they associated that with me. >> police held a news conference a short time ago, susan candiotti joins us from new york with the latest on the investigation. what do we know about the suspect and the relationship with the victims. >> police believe it was the first time legendary navy s.e.a.l. sniper met with eddie ray ralph. it ended with kyle and littlefield shot mult ep iltimes at a remote area
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
of the dead is well-known former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle who wrote a best-selling book all about his career in special operations. he described himself as the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history. here is where he and another man died yesterday, a gun range outside ft. worth, texas. police say a third machine shot them both dead. the suspect is in custody now. we'll have full details in a live report moments away on cnn. >>> a man holding a boy hostage is allowing the delivery of potato chips, toys and medicine. police say 56-year-old jimmy lee dykes grabbed the autistic 6-year-old after fatally shooting the driver who was trying to shield the children. funeral services were held today. >>> pakistani activist malala yousufzai is awake and talking after successful operations to repair her skull and boost her hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate 15-year-old malala in october because she had spoken out in favor of girls education. she is recovering in a british hospital. >>> tourists outside london's buckingham palace got a real surprise today. a man broke through a security cor
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 7:00pm PST
described himself as the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history. here's where kyle and another man died yesterday, a gun range outside ft. worth texas. a third man shot them both dead. the suspect is now in custody. we'll have details in a minute. >>> pakistani teen activist is recovering after a surgery to repair her skull and boost her hearing. she was attacked because she had spoken out about girls education. >>> police quickly ended a dangerous situation outside london's buckingham palace today. a man who looked to be in his 50s, holding a large knife to his own throat, broke through a security cordon, this video shot by a tourist shows him getting agitated as police close in. he starts yelling and slashing the air with his knife. finally lunging at police officers. the officer fired his taser knocking the man to the ground where police handcuffed him. >>> tomorrow in manhattan, new york city will say good-bye to its three-time mayor ed koch, he died early friday of congestive heart failure. a who's who of politicians is expected to attend the funeral. bill clinton will speak. ed ko
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
range in texas. one of them is a well-known former navy s.e.a.l. his name is chris kyle and wrote this memoir, "american sniper" after he left the navy s.e.a.l.s. it went on the be a best-seller and propelled him to stardom. susan candiotti is closely following this for us. susan, a little while ago we heard from law enforcement where the shooting happened. what did they say? >> you know we got a lot of details from them, don. and police believe it was actually the very first time that legendary navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle and his friend chad littlefield met with another marine vet, 25-year-old eddie ray routh. and it ended tragically with kyle and littlefield shot dead multiple times of a remote area of a gun range near ft. worth, texas. police say they were found nearly two hours later by a guide at the range. about 25 to 30 other weapons were found at the crime scene, including ak-47s and long guns. investigators say routh drove off in kyle's pickup and headed to his sister's house. there he allegedly told her and his brother what happened. he left, and the two called polic
FOX News
Feb 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
known as the american sniper. as lethal against the enemies of america. chris kyle once the nation's top military sniper, a decorated navy seal. now, murdered in texas. police say by someone he was trying to help deal with the scars of war. fox report, what we're learning about the fellow veteran police say killed kyle and another man. also, chaos unleashed after a bus carrying high school students crashes into a city bridge. >> in the back of the bus came into the back of the seat. >> >> harris: in minutes, missing the signs that could have helped prevent disaster. and, a quiet towning so it has a rowdy service. racking up traffic violations as they speed through town. tonight, this government agency says it doesn't have to pay for breaking the law. why is that? i'm harris faulkner. an american hero who struck fear in the hearts of our enemies. gun down, he was trying to help. chris kyle, a retired navy seal sniper was fatally shot along with another man this weekend at a texas gun range. police say the suspect a former marine turned his weapon on those other men. tonight, we're learnin
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 11:00am PST
. chris kyle was shot and killed along with a friend at a gun range near ft. worth, texas. susan candiotti is joining us live from new york. how exactly the shooting unfold. >> what a tragedy. the sheriff tells me chris kyle and chad were at a shooting. they all apparently knew each other. kyle is well known for helps vets transition into civilian life, some of them suffering from posttraumatic stress. they appear to be alone at the range yesterday afternoon when this happened and the sheriff says they don't yet know what was behind the shooting, what prompted it they rorved, listen to this, 25 to 30 weapons, including handguns and longons and ak 47s. they're still trying to sort out which one was the murder weapon. now, after the shooting police say the suspect took off in former s.e.a.l. chris kyle's pickup truck. the bodies were not discovered for almost a couple of hours, 911 was called and investigators eventually found the suspect at his home about 75 miles away. he allegedly took off in a vehicle and police said they caught him about four to six miles down the road after first tryin
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 8:30pm EST
on c-span2, a program with chris kyle, who was killed saturday in texas. then, the prime ministers of italy or ireland, and the netherlands discussed europe's future. that is followed by the inspector general on u.s. spending in the country up afghanistan during reconstruction. on tuesday, congressional budget officer leases the 2013 budget and economic outlook we will be live at 2:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. also, a bipartisan group of house members unveiled gun trafficking legislation. much that life on our companion network, c-span3. >> you're watching a thank you, weekdays featuring live coverage of the u.s. senate. on weeknights, keep up with policy events and every weekend at the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedules at our website. conjoin on the conversation on social media sites. >> next, it an interview with chris kyle he was killed by a young marine believed to be suffering from ptsd. this program is an hour. >> host: chris kyle, why did you decide to join the navy? >> guest: i grew up thinking the marines wer
CW
Feb 3, 2013 9:00pm CST
>> chris kyle, a former navy seal and author of the best- selling autobiography "american sniper," was shot and killed alongside chad littlefield at a texas gun range saturday. kyle called himself, "the most lethal sniper in u.s. history," and was an outspoken advocate for war veterans. "my only regrets are the guys i couldn't save. that's what keeps me up at night. but every shot i took, i felt extremely justified." police arrested 25-year-old eddie ray routh... a former marine who is believed to have left the service in 2010, according to a u-s military official. the erath county sheriff says the three men apparently went to the gun range together. after the shooting authorities say routh retreated to his sister's house and told her about the incident. she then called police and after a short pusuit, routh was arrested. he is now facing capital murder and two other charges. chris kyle and chad littlefield were both invovled in helping veterans with p-t-s-d... however, it is uncertain whether routh was a veteran they were counseling. "i don't know that we'll ever know. i mean, he's the onl
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 4:00am EST
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CBS
Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm EST
will never be as happy as i was, ever again. >> in a matter of seconds, kyle went from beg a 19-year-old college student with so much to live for. >> really tough. >> to an abrupt and violent death. >> you don't come back from something like this. >> driving home from his summer job in 2011, kyle's car ran out of gas. he turned on his hazardses and tried to punter off the road. >> losing a son is the worst thing. >> cell phone records revealed that a driver right behind him sent and received multiple text messages right up until the crash. he plowed into kyle, killing him instantly. >> he wasn't drinking anything, but did he not apply the brakes or swerve. he just plowed straight into him without any defensive action. >> the rowleys' nightmare was about to get worse. >> it was unbelievable to learn that it was a secondary offense and a $25 fine. it was just a pathetic miscarriage of justice. >> as a secondary offense in virginia, police can only charge drivers who are texting if they've pulled them over for something else. texting while driving is already a primary offense in marylan
ABC
Feb 3, 2013 6:30pm EST
in texas. routh killed chris kyle last night. kyle is a highly-decorated navy seal and the alleged killer is an iraqi war veteran. >> she's being charged with capital murder and two other charges. >> routh is a former marine, believed to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. kyle was involved with helping fellow veterans deal with ptsd. >> schools were used for a possible pbs documentary. the report says that they signed an agreement with arlington schools. the documentary called "after newtown" they will look at how to stop school shootings before they happen. the footage shows teens running through hallway. >> an elderly man is dead and police are searching for his kill perp the 68-year-old was found unconscious in his home last night. he was stabbed and detectives are offering a $25,000 reward to any information that leads to his killer. >> a firefighter recovering from burns from battling a fire in bowie. they found flames shooting from the second floor. no word on what caused the fire. >> we're going to turn to weather now. after
CNN
Feb 14, 2013 1:00am PST
, including the cabin's owner. kyle martin, the son of the owner, i was on the phone with kyle as he watched. here's what he told me. kyle, for the pictures that you're seeing, does it seem as if the entire cabin is pretty much on fire? >> yeah, from what i can see, it actually looks like maybe the barn is, too. there's a barn that's about ten feet away from it. i can't quite tell, though. this is just material stuff. i feel bad for the people who have lost loved ones and what not. >> an important point, but you can imagine how anxious kyle and his family is to see what, if anything, is left of their cabin. randi kaye spent the day with him, trying to get off that mountain. >> reporter: less than 12 hours after he watched his family's cabin burn to the ground, kyle martin is determined to see what's left. before making the two-hour drive up here to the big bear mountain area, kyle checked online to see if highway 38 was open. it was at highway 38 and glass road where the shootout took place, between the suspect and the fish and game officers. >> i do know it's closed. i do know it's open to
CNN
Feb 23, 2013 2:00pm PST
. >> and a terrible crash coming to the finish. >> this is a big, big wreck. >> kyle larson's car with the front end. >> again, images of that crash, you can see it now in slow motion, sent that car hurdling toward the grandstand. engine parts flying right into the crowd. it happened on the final lap of nascar's nationwide race. our joe carter is there. also a cnn employee, john newsome, who was there too, just trying to enjoy the race. they both join us now by phone. joe, i'm going to start with you. what did you see? what is going on here? >> well, don, our location where we've been working from is basically called victory lane. it's in the infield of this track. so we weren't able to see very well the crash itself. we could hear the crash. so i was watching on the television like a lot of folks at home, and saw tyler larson's car get airborne and absolutely get shredded across that catch fence. keep in mind, on the other side of that catch fence is where fans sit to enjoy the race. this is a nationwide race. so it's a second-tier race. of course, tomorrow is the cup series race. you're going to h
CNN
Feb 5, 2013 1:00am PST
deny, which is what he did. >> all right. dana, thanks. >>> just ahead, really sad story. chris kyle, one of the best snipers the u.s. military has ever seen went to a shooting range with two other men this weekend. only one of the three is alive, and he's charged with double murder. the latest on the investigation, just ahead. >>> also later, the pakistani teenager shot in the head by a taliban gunman. she's talking about her future. >>> the man charged with murdering a well known navy s.e.a.l. over the weekend is on suicide watch tonight, being held on a $3 million bond. texas authorities say he was tasers and restrained after he became aggressive with guards. one of the two men he's accused of gunning down is chris kyle. possibly the best u.s. military sniper ever. he served five combat tours in iraq. he had 160 confirmed kills. that's according to his best-selling book "american sniper." remarkably, he made one of those shots from 2,100 yards away, here's how he described the moment. maybe the way i jerked the trigger to the right adjusted for the wind. maybe gravity shifted and
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
a former navy s.e.a.l., chris kyle and his friend chad littlefield were shot and killed in ft. worth texas. the man who pulled the trigger is a veteran who kyle may have been trying to help with ptsd. susan candiotti joins us live with more. what do we know about how this happened? >> well, got some brand new information during the press conference. first of all, we learned about an alleged confession. and police say they think they also have found the murder weapon, when they describe as a semiautomatic handgun that was found at the suspect's house. let's back up a little bit. after the double shooting at that gun lodge, police say the suspected shooter who's 25-year-old eddie ray ralph took off in kyle's pickup truck. then they said that he went to his sister's house and told her and his brother what had happened, and then left that house. that's when the sister called the police. police put out an all points bulletin and tracked ralph, the suspect to his own house. now, the home was ringed, according to what one police lieutenant told me, with at least a dozen police officers. they trie
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 4:00am PST
-year-old chris kyle was killed yesterday along with a second man at a gun range near ft. worth, texas. these are pictures of kyle taken from the security company he founded after leaving the navy. the gunman accused of killing kyle has been identified as eddie ray routh. he is in custody facing two counts of capital murder. earlier i spoke with one of kyle's friends, jason kos, about the man he called a war hero. >> he and a friend took a marine that was suffering from ptsd to a gun range to shoot and as a way that he always did giving back and, you know, it was certainly him taking his time to help, again, help war heroes. >> he had quite a reputation in the field as one of the most lethal snipers out there. how did he handle that? >> you know, he viewed, chris viewed it as his job and he was protecting his brothers, frankly. he as a man was quite contrary to that because he was incredibly loving father and charismatic and really caring person. so, it's quite a contrast from what he did as his job and tours of duty. >> we are not naming the suspect in this case, but do you know if th
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
night at 8:00 p.m. on c-span's q & a. >>> next an interview with chris kyle author of "american sniper." he was killed this past weekend by a young marine believed to be suffering from ptsz. this is an hour. >> host: chris kyle, why did you decide to join the navy? >> guest: i grew up thinking the marines were the against on the block. i always wanted to be one. so i went and tried to become ao marine.nd marine recruiter was out tothene lunch.p mall all o then, all of a sudden you have r the army recruiters, navyrecrui, recruiters are all trying to pick you off think it should come to them. i talked to each one of them. the navy recruiter sold me on beingon a navy s.e.a.l. be a >> host: at the moment that moment you knew you wanted to be a navy s.e.a.l. reign.ourse >> guest: everything he was tellingre me, which, of course, the recruiter built it up wherey it was a born type thing.eat he was telling me that the navy s.e.a.l.s do things that you never hear about. all of these great adventures and you'll be the mostra highly trained person out there and you will be able to have all ofhan
ABC
Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
. ryan owens leads us off tonight. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle was such a good shot he once hit a target more than a mile away, but police say it was a bullet fired at point blank range that ended the life of the husband and father of two. >> i'm a better husband and father than i was a killer. >> reporter: the 38-year-old died at a place he should have felt comfort anl, this gun range southwest of dallas. and detectives say he died at the hands of a young man he was trying to counsel. >> the suspect's mother, she may have reached out to mr. kyle to try and help her son, and we kind of have an idea that maybe that's why they were at the range for some type of therapy. >> reporter: officers arrested this 25-year-old former marine, eddie ray routh, after a police chase saturday night. they sd that routh turned the gun on kyle and a friend, chad littlefield, murdering them both. his family told them he was having trouble readjusting to life at home after years of war. that's something kyle spoke about frequently. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a w
CNN
Feb 4, 2013 2:00am PST
a 25-year-old iraq war vet allegedly killed former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle and another man at a gun range in texas over weekend. eddie ray ralph was arrested on two counts of capital murder. joe, this morning where do things stand with this investigation? >> john, behind me is where eddie ray ralph is being held on $3 million bond. it's still early in the investigation. authorities still trying to figure out what happened at that shooting range and why. >> former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle who claimed a record 150 kills in iraq died at the hands of another vet, authorities say, allegedly using a semiautomatic handgun. what police don't know yet is why. >> i don't know that we'll ever know. he's the only one that knows that. but at this point he hasn't made any comments to law enforcement as to why he did it. >> they all drove together in a pickup truck, authorities say. less than two hours later, kyle and littlefield were dead. ralph had fled to his sister's house. he told her what happened. she called police. and ralph was eventually caught. ralph is an iraq war veteran. he
CBS
Feb 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
hopes to be an olympic champion. scott broom introduces you to kyle snyder of our lady of good council high. >> kyle snyder there in red is undefeated in his high school career and the top ranked prep wrestler at 215 pounds in the entire nation. >> i just loved everything about it. >> and he's been doing this since elementary school. >> when i started winning, it even became more than just love, and i just had a passion. >> reporter: since age 12, snider has had a dream, a dream he shared with coach skyler saar. >> he's always had this goal. when i first met him when he was in sixth grade, he wanted to be an olympic champion. >> the olympic games, it's every little kid's game to be in the olympic games. every four years it comes around and you see heroes, american heroes, other country's heroes are made from the olympic games. you can see that by being an olympic champion. >> reporter: but mysteriously and completely by surprise last week the executives of the international olympic committee voted to eliminate wrestling from the olympics. that's wrestling, a sport that's been around si
CSPAN
Feb 13, 2013 1:00pm EST
. mr. neugebauer: i rise today to honor a great american hero, chief petty officer chris kyle, who unfortunately was killed on february 2. normally you would think that this would be honoring a soldier that was killed in action. unfortunately chris kyle gave his life while trying to help a fellow soldier who was dealing with some big issues. and so today, my colleagues and i want to spend the next hour honoring the life and the sacrifice that chris kyle did and gave for his country. this is a difficult time for me, not only to honor chris like this, chris kyle was not only a navy seal hero but also a personal friend of myself and my family. our warmest wishes and prayers and thoughs go out to the family in this difficult time. this will be a time today where we're going to reflect on chris' life and we had a tremendous outpouring of people who wanted to share stories about chris, and we're going to share some of those. but i know chris would have wanted this to also not be necessarily about him, but for the country that he fought for and believed in and loved so dearly. chris was a
CNN
Feb 11, 2013 8:00am PST
of people expected at a memorial service today for chris kyle. you may remember he's the former navy s.e.a.l. and iraq war veteran who was shot to death at a shooting range. eddie ray routh, another ir vet, charged with killing kyle as well as kyle's friend earlier this month. >>> some terrifying moments aboard a cruise ship. fire knocking out the engine and stopping that boat from being able to move. they are adrift 4,000 people in the gulf of mexico. we have a live report flex. mine was earned in djibouti, africa, 2004. the battle of bataan, 1942. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto-insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. executor of efficiency. you can spot an amateur from a mile away... while going shoeless and metal-free in seconds. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choo
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00am PST
out why a 25-year-old iraq war veteran killed a renowned navy s.e.a.l. sniper, chris kyle. eddie ray routh is charged with two counts of capital murder. we have more on that. good morning, joe johns. >> reporter: eddie ray routh being held in jail on $3 million bond. a suspect in custody, but there are a lot of questions about what happened at the gun range and why. former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle, who claimed a record 150 kills in iraq, died at the hands of another vet authorities say. allegedly using a semiautomatic handgun. what police don't know yet is why. >> i don't thank we'll ever know. he's the only one that knows that. but at this point, he hasn't made any comments to law enforcement as to why he did. >> reporter: kyle's friend, chad littlefield, and the suspect, eddie ray routh, all drove to the gun range together in a pickup truck. less than two hours later, kyle and littlefield were dead. routh fled to his sister's house, and she called police and he was eventually caught. routh is an iraq war veteran, leaving the marines in 2010. kyle, who wrote "american sniper" talked
NBC
Feb 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
.e.a.l. chris kyle, often referred to as america's best and deadliest sniper during his war-time deployments overseas. chris kyle was killed this weekend in texas after he and a friend took a troubled fellow marine veteran for an outing at a shooting range. we get the story tonight from nbc's jim miklaszewski. >> reporter: as a navy s.e.a.l. sniper in iraq, chris kyle was so feared, the enemy called him the devil of ramadi and put an $80,000 on his head. >> it gave me pride knowing i put fear in the mind of the terrorists and made them fearful of me. >> tragically, it was back home where kyle and a friend were shot and killed. the suspect is a 25-year-old marine reservist, eddie ray routh. without warning, routh allegedly shot the two victims with a semiautomatic handgun. he's in custody facing two charges of capital murder. sheriff tommy bryant told reporters, routh turned on his guards overnight. >> he became aggressive, and they believed he was about to assault them so they tased him and after they tased him, they put him in a restraint. >> reporter: routh served two tours in iraq. once b
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
of chris kyle. he was the u.s. navy sniper who became a legend in iraq. kyle, who was 38, was killed over the weekend at a firing range in texas apparently by another iraq war veteran. anna werner that has latest. >> reporter: chris kyle's marksman skills were so precise iraqi insurgents nicknamed him the devil of ramadi. his best selling book "american sniper" chronicled the former navy seal's mission to protect american soldiers. he spoke with cbs dallas station ktvt last year. >> my only regret is not being to save every guy. that's what keeps me up at night, but every shot i took i felt extremely justified. >> reporter: kyle felt his negotiation protect his comrades extended into civilian life. he often took troubled veterans to shooting ranges like this one south of dallas for a day of camaraderie and conversation. >> apparently mr. kyle works with people that are suffering from some issues from being in the military and this shooter is possibly one of those people. >> reporter: the suspect, eddie ray routh, is a former marine. police say he shot kyle and a friend, chad littlefield,
NBC
Feb 3, 2013 6:30pm EST
lethal sniper, is shot and killed in texas. tonight, the remarkable life of chris kyle and what we know about the suspect. >>> fight over guns as the president makes his case for proper gun laws. the head of the nra again rejects universal background checks but the fallout over this white house photo of the president. >>> painful lesson as college loan debt soars, a record number of grat ritts are having trouble making payments foent, the crushing burden after earning that degree. >>> and diet myths. in the never-ending battle to lose weight is there anything that really works? yet another study trying to separate fact from fiction. >>> good evening. we begin tonight with a tragic irony that is befallen an american hero. a former navy s.e.a.l. who surviveed four combat tours in iraq and along the way became the most lethal sniper in american military history has been murdered in texas. authorities in lancaster, texas, have charged another former iraq war veteran with killing chris kyle and a friend yesterday afternoon. last year kyle went public with his story showing a riveting account
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 3:00am PST
nav former naval s.e.a.l. chris kyle was killed yesterday along with another person at a gun range near ft. worth, texas. local newspapers also confirm the death. wfaa reports a former marine suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder is being held in connection with the shootings. these are pictures of kyle taken from the security company kraft international. kyle recounted his four combat tours in iraq in his book "american sniper." his more than 150 sniper kills had them placing a bounty on his head. most recently he appeared on the reality show "stars earn stripes" and conan o'brien show. >> you were so well known by the iraqi insurgents that they put a $20,000 bounty on your head, is that right? >> yes, sir. >> how did the iraqi insurgents identify who you were? >> when i'd go into a house and we had occupied houses, i would take the top of my uniform off and just have my short sleeve shirt on and youed and see my tattoo coming down my arm and they identified that with me and started every time someone would be shot by a sniper in the area, they associated that with me. >> a
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